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Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games 2018

Bill Smith, Area 6 athlete and U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Nicholas James, 335th Training Squadron accept the trophy for 3rd place dorm decorating contest from Col. C. Mike Smith, 81st Training Wing vice commander, during the Special Olympics Mississippi 2018 Summer Games closing ceremony at the Levitow Training Support Facility drill pad at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, May 12, 2018. Founded in 1968, Special Olympics hosts sporting events around the world for people of all ages with special needs to include more than 700 athletes from Mississippi. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games 2018

Michael Crain, Area 3 athlete, and Monica Daniels, Special Olympics Mississippi executive director, light candles for each athlete who passed away since the last SOMS summer games during the Special Olympics Mississippi 2018 Summer Games closing ceremony at the Levitow Training Support Facility drill pad at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, May 12, 2018. Founded in 1968, Special Olympics hosts sporting events around the world for people of all ages with special needs to include more than 700 athletes from Mississippi. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games 2018

U.S Air Force Airmen dance with Special Olympics athletes during the Special Olympics Mississippi 2018 Summer Games closing ceremony at the Levitow Training Support Facility drill pad at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, May 12, 2018. Founded in 1968, Special Olympics hosts sporting events around the world for people of all ages with special needs to include more than 700 athletes from Mississippi. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games 2018

U.S Air Force Airmen dance with Special Olympics athletes during the Special Olympics Mississippi 2018 Summer Games closing ceremony at the Levitow Training Support Facility drill pad at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, May 12, 2018. Founded in 1968, Special Olympics hosts sporting events around the world for people of all ages with special needs to include more than 700 athletes from Mississippi. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. --